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JODI DELANEY is the Chief Development Officer at the Youth Policy Institute (YPI) in Los Angeles, CA. The YPI fights persistent intergenerational poverty in Los Angeles, transforming communities through education programs and placed-based initiatives. YPI is the lead agency for President Obama’s Promise Zone initiative in Los Angeles and two Promise Neighborhoods in Hollywood and Pacoima. For over 20 years, Delaney has been at the helm of numerous large-scale initiatives in government, media and the arts at The Trust for Public Land, National Geographic, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and Viridian Films.